Greg Hardy stole the headlines and the Dez Bryant drama monopolized our attention, but the Cowboys quietly made a move back in May that I feel will help them immensely every Sunday in 2015.
The most underrated transaction of the offseason? Bringing back Danny McCray.
Crazy statement, I fully realize, because in his second tour with the team he might head to Oxnard this week needing to win a job to make the roster. But after a year with the Bears, McCray is back in Dallas in a situation and position I expect him to excel.
McCray was a special teams monster for the Cowboys from 2010-13. He was their leading tackler and even a team captain. And in the wake of the departures of special teams aces Dwayne Harris and C.J. Spillman, the Cowboys needed to reinforce those units. McCray is the perfect answer.
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He’s athletic. Fearless. Trusted in the locker room and by the coaching staff. And, in a pinch, can also play some safety.
I’ve said before that any team with legit Super Bowl expectations wouldn’t have Jeff Heath on its field. I think McCray alleviates that problem this summer.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.